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Meet the Models With Autism Who Are Slaying Catwalks In Ghana

They came to slay.

A new video from BBC Africa follows a group of teenage girls who are breaking barriers as models with autism in Ghana.


The short clip highlights some of the challenges they faced in school, and their journey to becoming models. Encouraged to take up modeling by their mothers, the girls have gained a large following, winning awards and even becoming brand ambassadors for a Ghanian water company.

These girls are casting down prejudice against people with autism one runway at a time.

Check out their story below via BBC Africa.

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Photo: Sean Thomas.

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi & Made Kuti, DJ Lag x DJ Tira, Kizz Daniel, Sho Madjozi, James BKS and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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